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Wayne Thomas Smith, healthcare company executive.


Smith, Wayne Thomas was born on January 29, 1946.


Bachelor of Science, Auburn University, 1968. Master of Science, Auburn University, 1969. Master in Hospital Administration, Trinity University.

Postgraduate, King's Fund College Hospital Administration.


With Trinity University, 1971-1973, Humana Inc, Louisville, 1973-1996, vice president central hospital region, 1978-1980, senior vice president, 1980-1985, executive vice president, 1985-1986, president, chief operating officer group health division, 1986-1996, also board directors. Executive vice president Humana Health Care Operations, 1991-1996. Retired Humana, Inc., 1996.

President Chief Executive Officer Community Health Systems, Brentwood, Tennessee, since 1996, chairman board, since 2001. Executive vice president health plan operations, board directors Humana Health Plan, Inc., Louisville. President Humana Health Insurance Nevada, Inc., Humana Health Plan Florida, Inc., Humana Health Plan Ohio, Inc., Humana Health Chicago Insurance Company, Humana Kansas City, Inc.

President, chief operating officer Humana Health Plan Texas, Prime Health Management Services. President, board directors HMPK, Inc. Board directors Praxair, Inc.

Chairman board Federation American's Hospitals.


Board directors Governor's Scholars Program, Kentucky, Actors Theatre of Louisville, Kentucky Center for the Arts, The Louisville Orchestra. Board overseers University Louisville. Member executive committee Greater Louisville Fund for the Arts.

Past chair board directors Louisville Collegiate School With United States Army, 1969-1973, captain, 1973. Member Group Health Association American (board directors), Health Insurance Association American (board directors).